Meridian Township Hosts Senior Health and Fitness Day
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - On May 29th, Meridian Township participated in the 26th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day with their own celebrated from 11am to 1pm at Wonch Park. Seniors in the community were invited to participate in this yearly event and also get health tips from a variety of businesses from the Township area, and showing the importance of an active lifestyle and social connectivity and fun. There were outdoor activities where you use both your arms and legs, and a presentation of Good Form Walking. Free lunch was provided, as well as a dancing to keep active.
Parks and Recreation Specialist Darcie Weigand said, "This is our 3rd annual event that we've hosted here at Wonch Park. We have our outdoor fitness equipment that we encourage people to use and along with 20 Vendors from within our community and the surrounding Lansing area to go all out and promote senior health and fitness."
Cedric Griffin, the co-owner and Vice President of First Light Home Care was invited by the Meridian Senior Center to come out a set up a booth to support their services. Griffin felt that promoting health at any age was important because of longevity and being able to meet the people in the community.
A local resident Polly Murray believes in health and fitness for seniors and line dancing is a wonderful fun way to exercise. Murray said, "The benefits are huge. You have a quality of life as you age, and that's hugely important for seniors. A quality of life. I think that when you go out and blend with other people, there is a social aspect, an emotional aspect, and theirs a mental aspect to line dancing because you have to learn the steps."
The event was open to public to have fun and keep older citizens in the community healthy and fit.